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burniso <reply> To burn an ISO image of a CD in Linux, Mac OS or Windows, read the howto at https://help.ubuntu.…ngIsoHowto thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-06-22 14:17:16
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rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
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plf <deleted><reply> The Penguin Liberation Front is dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons - See http://plf.zarb.org/ (not yet fully functioning) - See also !Medibuntu and !Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:36:50
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:58:10
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screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
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kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at http://help.ubuntu.c…nity/KQEmu LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-04 01:46:01
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resolvconf resolv.conf <reply>resolvconf is a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04 and later, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.…ntu-12-04/ and https://help.ubuntu.…resolution tsimpson
Added on: 2012-05-08 13:27:02
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:50
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empathy yahoo the default instant messaging and video client for GNOME. Since Karmic, it has been the default client in Ubuntu, replacing !pidgin elky
Added on: 2009-09-12 08:23:43
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:45:54
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scoobysnack-#ubuntuforums <reply> Yuck! PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-17 21:37:04
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intrepidkde3 <deleted><reply> Kubuntu 8.04 ships with KDE3 and full support. Karmic and above do not include KDE3, but a remix install CD can be obtained at https://wiki.kubuntu…de3/Karmic (or .../Lucid, etc.). This is not officially supported. Support, instructions, and ways to contribute can be found on the wikipage. jussi01
Added on: 2008-10-31 19:03:25
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:57:45
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openvpn <reply> OpenVPN is a vpn technology in Ubuntu, sudo apt-get install openvpn and then see http://openvpn.net/ and see the documentation "HOWTO" noting you have already installed it. ;-) It rocks! ompaul
Added on: 2008-08-04 15:44:00
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-08-04 15:46:07
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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol, !eolupgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Unit193
Added on: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2017-08-15 19:40:36
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repomirror chmirror <reply> Go to "System", "Administration", and "Software Sources" and choose "Other" from the drop down box. Then choose "select best server" and your system will choose the fastest mirror for you automatically. Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-25 06:00:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-06 21:49:03
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ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
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mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
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life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
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twinview a feature provided by nvidia cards, which can be configured with nvidia-settings LjL
Added on: 2007-01-25 18:05:08
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-08-10 08:38:34
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misspelling m$ windoze winblows misspellings <reply> Please don't use silly misspellings to denigrate other operating systems. It makes users of that system feel attacked and hurts Ubuntu advocacy by making the community look unreasonable. rww
Added on: 2010-12-28 06:29:25
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-24 21:36:17
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gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/c…t/gpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
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yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation LjL
Added on: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
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unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. ompaul
Added on: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
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xorg <reply> X.Org is an implementation of the X Windows System, and is the part of your system that's responsible for graphical output. To restart it on an Ubuntu system, type 'sudo service lightdm restart'. To fix screen resolution or other X.Org problems: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Resolution . See also !xorgconf Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:13:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-12 02:47:09
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neon project-neon <reply> KDE Neon ( http://neon.kde.org/ ) is a KDE project to package the latest stable and development versions of KDE software on top of an Ubuntu base. As it is not an official Ubuntu or Kubuntu project, please use #kde-neon for discussion and support. stdin
Added on: 2008-09-19 19:00:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 00:24:58
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modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist LjL
Added on: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
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ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
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beer <deleted><reply> Beer is always appreciated. Amaranth
Added on: 2008-06-24 04:30:24
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-09-15 06:00:00
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gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
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channels <reply> A list of official Ubuntu IRC channels, as well as IRC clients for Ubuntu, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…tRelayChat - For a general list of !freenode channels, see http://freenode.net/…hannellist and !alis - See also !Guidelines bimberi
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:49:19
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-02-06 14:48:54
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selinux <reply> SELinux is available on Ubuntu, but not officially supported. Ubuntu uses another security framework by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…y/AppArmor LjL
Added on: 2007-11-06 00:07:16
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purelxde purelubuntu <reply>If you want to remove all !KDE, !GNOME and !XFCE packages and have a default !Lubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocat…u/purelxde » Tm_T
Added on: 2011-06-10 05:24:01
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Last modified: 2011-06-10 05:24:56
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apple <reply> For PPC discussion, join #ubuntu-powerpc. For discussion on Mac software, or help with same, please visit ##apple. elky
Added on: 2009-06-07 13:29:18
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2009-06-07 13:34:08
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recursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> see: !recursion Flannel
Added on: 2009-01-25 08:12:06
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-01-25 08:12:29
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lfs <reply> LFS is Linux From Scratch ( http://www.linuxfrom…ratch.org/ ) - not to be confused with !LTS, which is the long term support release of Ubuntu ompaul
Added on: 2008-04-20 15:24:19
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:38:31
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rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
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umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on freenode (see !freenode). Here's a list: http://freenode.net/…work.shtml apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:06:05
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esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
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es-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> En la mayora de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla slo en ingls. Si busca ayuda en espaol entre al canal #xubuntu-es; escriba "/join #xubuntu-es" (sin comillas) y presione intro. Si nadie responde, puedes intentar preguntando en #ubuntu-es. rww
Added on: 2011-07-07 02:35:54
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-08-26 21:37:34
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11.10 <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 9, 2013. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Pici
Added on: 2011-03-07 17:32:51
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-06-17 19:26:23
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libsslbug sslbug heartbleed <reply> A fix for the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities (2014-0076 & 0160) has been pushed to the Ubuntu repositories. See http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2165-1/ and http://heartbleed.com/ for more information. PriceChild
Added on: 2008-05-14 01:47:38
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-06-02 06:36:09
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grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
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linux virus linuxvirus <reply> The short life and hard times of a Linux Virus http://librenix.com/?inode=21 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:15:23
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superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
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vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
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tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Mez
Added on: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
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katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
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patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.…s/HowToFix and http://developer.ubu…kages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
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trivia <deleted><reply> The #ubuntu-trivia channel is a place for testing your brain power and having fun! Join to test your knowledge of your favourite operating system (Ubuntu, of course!) and to keep excercising those cranial muscles. Seveas
Added on: 2006-12-16 17:27:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-10-13 03:18:25
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vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ elky
Added on: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
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ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! stdin
Added on: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Last modified: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
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debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…trapChroot for more information LjL
Added on: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
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usn <reply> Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-16 23:26:36
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